The table below looks at the statistics for User Stories skills in IT contracts advertised for the Oxfordshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited User Stories over the 3 months to 29 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Story
Rank 68 60 54
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -6
Contract jobs citing User Stories 13 11 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 1.88% 1.59% 0.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.26% 1.97% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 11 2
Median daily rate £525 £403 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.43% +21.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £375 £306
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £475 £354
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £32.83 £48.75
% change year-on-year
+6.62% -32.66%
User Stories
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Oxfordshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Oxfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
574 559 453
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 83.19% 80.66% 76.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 403 422 314
Median daily rate £438 £413 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +17.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £293 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £520 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 19 20
Median hourly rate £17.50 £45.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-61.11% +100.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £15.77 £12.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £55.00 £70.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.66 £34.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-3.95% +30.76%

User Stories
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Oxfordshire region citing User Stories as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

User Stories Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

User Stories
Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing User Stories across the Oxfordshire region.

User Stories Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

User Stories
Daily Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing User Stories across the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 29 September 2016.

User Stories Daily Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

User Stories
Contract Job Locations in Oxfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing User Stories within the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 29 September 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Oxford -7 7 £525 +13.51% 1
Kidlington - 1 £525 -
User Stories
South East

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 29 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing User Stories also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Oxfordshire region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 16 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (83.33%) UML
3 11 (61.11%) Scrum
4 10 (55.56%) Data Modelling
5 9 (50.00%) Data Analysis
5 9 (50.00%) Translating Business Requirements
6 7 (38.89%) Degree
6 7 (38.89%) Test Scripting
6 7 (38.89%) BPMN
6 7 (38.89%) Business Analysis
6 7 (38.89%) ISEB
7 6 (33.33%) Kanban
7 6 (33.33%) SDLC
8 5 (27.78%) Critical Success Factor
8 5 (27.78%) Use Case
8 5 (27.78%) Publishing
9 4 (22.22%) MS Office
9 4 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (22.22%) OAuth
9 4 (22.22%) Identity Access Management
10 3 (16.67%) Content Enrichment
10 3 (16.67%) Business Process Mapping
10 3 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
10 3 (16.67%) Social Network
10 3 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
10 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
10 3 (16.67%) Wireframes
11 2 (11.11%) RAD
11 2 (11.11%) Change Management
11 2 (11.11%) TDD

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 4 (22.22%) MS Office
2 1 (5.56%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Infor SunSystems
General
1 5 (27.78%) Publishing
2 1 (5.56%) Finance
Job Titles
1 17 (94.44%) Analyst
2 16 (88.89%) Business Analyst
3 6 (33.33%) Agile Business Analyst
4 4 (22.22%) Identity and Access Management Analyst
4 4 (22.22%) Technical Analyst
4 4 (22.22%) Technical Business Analyst
5 3 (16.67%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (11.11%) Consultant
6 2 (11.11%) Senior Business Analyst
7 1 (5.56%) Business Consultant
7 1 (5.56%) Business IT Analyst
7 1 (5.56%) Business Process Analyst
7 1 (5.56%) Business Support Analyst
7 1 (5.56%) Business Systems Analyst
7 1 (5.56%) IT Business Analyst
7 1 (5.56%) Process Analyst
7 1 (5.56%) SDLC Business Analyst
7 1 (5.56%) Senior Process Analyst
7 1 (5.56%) Sun Consultant
7 1 (5.56%) UML Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (22.22%) OAuth
2 2 (11.11%) Natural Language Processing
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (16.67%) Social Network
2 1 (5.56%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.56%) New Media
2 1 (5.56%) Social Media
2 1 (5.56%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (83.33%) UML
3 11 (61.11%) Scrum
4 10 (55.56%) Data Modelling
5 9 (50.00%) Data Analysis
5 9 (50.00%) Translating Business Requirements
6 7 (38.89%) BPMN
6 7 (38.89%) Business Analysis
6 7 (38.89%) Test Scripting
7 6 (33.33%) Kanban
7 6 (33.33%) SDLC
8 5 (27.78%) Critical Success Factor
8 5 (27.78%) Use Case
9 4 (22.22%) Identity Access Management
9 4 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
10 3 (16.67%) Business Process Mapping
10 3 (16.67%) Content Enrichment
10 3 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
10 3 (16.67%) Wireframes
11 2 (11.11%) TDD
Qualifications
1 7 (38.89%) Degree
1 7 (38.89%) ISEB
System Software
1 1 (5.56%) Shibboleth
Vendors
1 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.56%) Infor
2 1 (5.56%) Sun